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Living a Boating Lifestyle in Cornelius, North_Carolina

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Where to Retire in Cornelius and Home Prices

There are several active communities in the area.  The median price of a home was about $485,957 in mid-2022, according to Zillow, and about a 24% rise over the past year.

What Is Special about Cornelius

Lake Norman is one of the big attractions, as is being near, but not too near, the big Charlotte Metro.

What Is Not Special about Cornelius

High cost of living, winters are cool with the average January temperature only about 40 degrees.

Climate and Physical Environment

Cornelius is in central North Carolina and near the South Carolina border.  The average January temperature is 40 and the average July temperature is 80.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Cornelius has several parks and of course there is Lake Norman for recreation, but for the cultural scene it's best to head to Charlotte.


The crime rate is about 1/3 the national average.

Medical Facilities

Huntersville Medical Center is 6 miles away, and nearby Charlotte offers all types of medical facilities.


Both Amtrak and Charlotte Douglas International Airport are about 20 miles away.

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